Price: on request
Duration: 4-6 hours

The Big Almaty Lake tour

Hire a taxi to Big Almaty Lake for a day tour.

The lake is located in the Big Almaty gorge.  That is where it get its name. It is actually not so big, but really beautiful. Air is fresh clean and views are astonishing.

Big Almaty Lake tour program.

I will pick you up from your accommodation in Almaty at 10 a.m. or other time of your choice.

The road to the lake is about 30 kms from Almaty city center and will take about one hour. On the way we shall pass the Park of the First President of Kazakhstan, see the oldest water pipe of Almaty and of course enjoy great views by sides of the very steep mountain road.

Road goes high and suddenly appears a jewel of Almaty mountains – the Big Almaty Lake surrounded by high mountains. Now we walk around and have some free time (usually about 1 hour).

We go back to the hotel. This is standard program of the tour.

Tour variations

Hunting birds show

Also, there is a hunting birds show on Sunkar Falconry located near the road to Big Almaty Lake. The show  starts each day except Monday at 17.00
Additional payment of 15 USD per person is required for visiting the show.

Almaarasan hot springs

If you like we can also have a short hiking (30 minutes, 1 kilometer long) to Almaarasan Hot Springs along beautifull mountain river.

In 2024 private cars and taxi cabs are not allowed to go directly to Big Almaty Lake. So, to get to the lake we go to Ile Alatau National Park entrance checkpoint and then change to another car driven by local worker having permission to go to the Lake. That is why tour cost this year is more expensive than it was previous years.

I will be glad to offer you taxi service and guided tour to Big Almaty Lake. Please contact me any time.

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